BOCCIMA Hails Borno’s 25-Year Development Plan
By Sadiq Abubakar
The Sole Administrator, Borno State Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (BOCCIMA), Alhaji Ahmed Ashemi has described the recent launch of Borno’ state government’s 25 Years Development Plan and 10 Years Strategic Transformation Initiative by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, as a mark of purposeful leadership.
Engineer Ashemi who stated this on Tuesday during an interactive session with the organised private sector in Maiduguri added that the initiative was a manifestation of good governance, positive change, progress, love, development and passion Zulum’s APC led administration has for the people of Borno state.
He however appreciated the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari, the gallantry and sacrifices of the Nigerian military, other security agencies and men of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists, which has led to the relative peace in the state and the Northeast in general.
The BOCCIMA’s Sole Administrator recalled that South Korea was once declared the second poorest in the World due to its civil war, but because of good vision and support from all stakeholders, South Korea came up victorious and now one of the leading producers of Electronics in the whole world.
“The 25- Year Development Framework and 10- Year Strategic Transformation Plan (STP) that Governor Zulum just inaugurated showed his character as a person and characteristic of selfless service from a leader to the people and unborn generation.
” I am therefore calling on the citizens to give Zulum all the support he needed to realise the goals and targets of his administration for the development of the State and restoration of its lost glory.
“As organised private sector in the state, we shall cooperate with the administration Governor Zulum by being loyal and committed to ensure that the development framework and strategic transformation plan is sustained,” Ashemi said.
He added that the zeal and determination of Zulum’s policy to relocate all the internally displaced persons (IDPs) back to their ancestral homes by May 2021 with the relative peace being experienced across the State, was a great ambition worthy of being materialized .
Ashemi further emphasized on the need for more priority to be accorded agricultural sector and human capital development in the state, pointing out that the young people need to be trained to make them self-employed .
“The training or preparations will develop their capacity to contribute their quota through education, entrepreneurship, mass mobilisation for social development and patriotism,” Ashemi added